Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Today is the long awaited day!

Today is Alex's 17th birthday.  Today has been the most anticipated day since we went to Disney World in 2006 (and that was me doing the anticipating!!!).  Today, Alex took her very first driving lesson, and tomorrow she takes her driving theory test (not that she's keen or anything!)  So, as you might imagine, all her birthday pressies have been very much geared around driving and/or cars (she got her little Citroen C1 a couple of weeks ago).  We gave her 10 driving lessons, Hayden bought a set of new hub caps as one was missing when we bought the car, we also bought a Mickey Mouse aerial topper and an iphone holder for the car - just so that she had something to open on the day.  We also set up the insurance last night, but enough said about that the better, except one word : astronomical :(

In keeping with the car/driving theme, I wanted to make her a card with a car, preferably a little black car.  My OH took up the challenge, and not only was it a little black car, but it was a Citroen C1.  So, this card was very much a joint effort:

I, obviously, did the girly embellishments bit, whilst Phil did the car, including the shading with a white pencil, highlighting with a white pen and black pencil and pen touches too.  It is way more realistic than it would have been if I had been left to create the card on my own, but it's nice that it's from both of us.  I love the windscreen with the steering wheel and rear view mirror inside!!!

Off out to dinner tonight to a restaurant of Alex's choice (saves me cooking, although I have made the birthday cake as requested, on this occasion, Malted Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing topped with flake and a Malteser - ummmmmmm!)

Carole x


  1. Send a cupcake my way please Carole!!
    Happy Birthday to Alex and well done to Phil - that car is brilliant.
    Hugs xx

  2. Oh, good Lord, Carole, you're making me salivate here! I wonder if one day we'll be able to send cake by email? That car is just INCREDIBLE!!! Tell your husband that he is awesome, I can't believe how great that looks! And happy birthday to Alex!!! Is 17 the driving age over there? It's 16 here, but now that I'm a neurotic mother, that seems too young, haha! Hope you have a great celebration, hugs, Roxy.

  3. Greetings from Dublin Carole!
    And a very happy birthday to Alex.

    Your card is just brilliant!!
    I see Phil is very arty too, it's just wonderful, and the shading is just perfect, those head lights look soooo good!

    Well done Phil and Carole, how lucky is Alex?! Hope you all have a wonderful day, and a big Happy Birthday to the birthday gal!
    Suzie xxx :)

  4. WOW love the card and it being a joint effort makes it so special too... well done carole and phil...

    belated birthday wishes alex, hope you had a lovely day, the cakes sound so yummy...xx

    maria xx

  5. Fab card Carole and the cupcakes sound so yummy!!!!!!!!!


  6. happy belated birthday alex fab card